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Quarter of high school graduates leave with only attendance record - Education Minister

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2013 | 12:26 PM

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says a quarter of high school graduates leave school with only a certificate of attendance.



Speaking at the University of Technology’s inaugural Education Day Exposition late last week, Thwaites lamented that, to some extent, education is being taken for granted by society.



The education minister says if the country is to fulfil its development goals, more people must take education seriously.



He says a large number of those who attend universities do not make the best use of the systems in place.



He warned that if education is not treated as a first priority, individually and collectively as a nation, nothing else is going to work.



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